Mon 18 October 2021:
The Israeli Health Ministry’s Cyber Security Center foiled several cyberattacks over the weekend, the ministry and the Israel National Cyber Directorate (INCD) said in a joint statement on Sunday.
According to Check Point, there were 627 cyberattacks per organization in Israel’s health sector, which is 72 percent more than the average over previous weekends. This is also greater than in any other industry, where the average number of attacks per organization was 267, with no significant increase, according to the cyber security firm.
Early preparing and rapid response by the ministry’s cyber center and computer teams in the attacked organizations stopped the attempts and no damage was caused, the joint statement said.
Meanwhile, the ministry and the directorate continued to work to restore the data systems of the state-owned Hillel Yaffe Medical Center in the coastal city of Hadera, following a severe cyberattack carried out against the hospital on Wednesday.
Following the cyber attack, the ministry instructed hospitals to ensure that there is backup data that is separate from hospital networks, including printing of critical medical information.
Based on the amount of submissions, Israel was the most targeted country, followed by South Korea, Vietnam, China, Singapore, India, Kazakhstan, the Philippines, Iran, and the United Kingdom.
According to the report, Windows accounts for 95% of ransomware targets, while Android accounts for only 2%.
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